Congratulations to Justin Bieber! The ‘Believe’ singer took home the Artist of the Year trophy at the NRJ Awards in Cannes, France. He also got a French lesson while he was there!

Bieber hit the red carpet solo for ceremony. If you’re wondering where galpal Selena Gomez was during the action, don’t worry! Jelena are doing just fine. Sel is still on tour in South America.

Biebs not only won the biggest award of the night, but was also on hand to open the show. However, he had to make a pit stop first — to see his fans! Bieber politely told his host to wait for a moment while he interacted with his Beliebers, signing autographs, smiling and shaking hands. What a class act! He also looked snazzy doing it, donning an electric blue logo-printed leather jacket.

Bieber’s host taught him the French words to introduce and open the festivities. It took him a few tries, but he gave it his best and finally got it. Kudos to the ‘Baby’ singer for not only taking home the big prize, but also for acting like it.

Watch Justin Bieber Open the NRJ Music Awards